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race, even tiny new hampshire is a big prize. and as president obama stumped there, republican challenger mitt romney was trying to nail down support in florida. >> we are going to win this. you know that. we're going to win. >> reporter: going into the last full week of the presidential campaign both candidates are reaching out to undecided voters. >> i'm asking you to compare my plan with governor romney's. i want you to know what we're proposing, each of us, and see which plan is better for you. >> four years ago then candidate barack obama spoke about big things. now he's reduced to talking about small things. he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> reporter: while early voting is under way in several states, the threat of hurricane sandy is throwing both campaigns into disarray. governor romney and running mate paul ryan were forced to cancel events in virginia and instead turn their attention to ohio, the state that's looking more and more like a clencher. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> speaking of crunching, halfway there. the giants have a 2-0 lead g
's not even the final sprint. it's exhausting. mitt romney is soldiering on. barack obama's making his marathon part of his message. president obama started the day hoarse. >> i just have to keep on keepin' on. >> he had been in iowa on the tonight show in l.a., in nevada for a laterally, then to air force one, a call to colin powell after the general endorsed the president on cbs. >> i think we ought to keep on the track we're on. >> reporter: at 9:00 a.m., florida, the president trails by two points. >> i have a plan that will create jobs. and unlike mitt romney, i'm proud to talk about that plan. >> on to richmond, the race in virginia is still tied. nationwide the obama lead with women has disappeared. he's reminding us that a republican 123459 candidate tuesday said, if a woman gets pregnant after being raped it's god's will. >> i don't think any male politician should be making health care decisions for women. >> reporter: mitt romney too was on the move in his must-win state in ohio. cincinnati at 11:00. >> the path we're on is the path that doesn't have an answer about how to g
right now, covering multiple states in one day. the obama campaign got a boost in ohio from a "time" magazine poll. it gives the president a 5% lead over mitt romney. but other polls show the candidates are still neck and neck. steve handelsman is live in washington with an update for us. good evening, steve. >> reporter: janelle, thanks. good evening to you. neck and neck means there are a whole lot of different combinations of wins. in the swing states like florida that could mean a victory on november 6th. and so these candidate are trying to hit all the battlegrounds. mitt romney and paul ryan's swing state tour started in colorado. they split up, romney going to nevada, where he trails by three points, but claimed he is closing on the president. >> he's out of ideas and out of excuses, and in november you're going to put him out of office. >> mitt romney and i believe in true compassion and upward mobility. >> colorado could be key. last night outside denver, thousands cheered the republican ticket. the obama lead in this state has disappeared. to slow the slide, barack obama w
president obama and governor romney in a dead heat, 47 to 47 among likely voters. >> that tells you the potential for this race to be a little unexpected. >> reporter: tonight the candidates take on foreign policy. governor romney is expected to question president obama's handling of the violence at the u.s. consulate in libya that led to four american deaths. also likely on tonight's agenda, iran's controversial nuclear program and relations with israel. so what should you, the voter be watching for during this final debate before the election? we went to dennis gordon, chair of the political science department at santa clara university for advice. >> are there any grand issues that emerge? does mitt romney raise a question about the soviet nuclear arsenal? sometimes president obama is criticized for signing an arms control treaty with the soviets that the americans claim he gave away too much to him. >> reporter: see if they go beyond to global, humanitarian issues. and read between the rhetoric. do the candidates have a plan? >> and actually coming up with the real tools and the
obama disagree about whether the glass is half full or half empty. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is standing by live in washington, d.c. as we edge closer and closer to election day, steve. >> thanks. ohio may still be the keys. no republican has ever won the white house without winning that state, and this year's nominee is campaigning as if that still is a rule. mitt romney took a break from his ohio marathon and went to iowa. >> we're going to create 12 million new jobs in just four years. we'll see rising take-home pay, and we'll get america's economy growing at 4% a year, more than double this year's rate. >> reporter: the former governor has improved his poll numbers because since the first debate, more voters just like him. >> mitt romney used to be upside down in terms of his likability. well, that's no longer the case. >> reporter: back in lebanon, ohio, a pretty town in the key swing state. >> that's true. >> reporter: these sisters sell furniture. cassie voted for barack obama in '08, but decided to switch after she went to see mitt romney. >> i believed his promises a
. no more debates. it's now the final stretch. today president obama was at a spirited rally in south florida, and he brought with him a new prop, showing off a full color 20-page guide titled the new economic patriotism, a plan for jobs and middle class security. mitt romney and paul ryan begin their two-week push with a stop in another swing state, nevada. tonight they'll attend a rally in denver which features a musical performance by kid rock. both candidates are claiming victory in last night's debate, which coined a new catchphrase, horses and bayonets. >> governor we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. >> that was president obama's response to a complaint by mitt romney that the navy is smaller now than it was in 1917. after the debate, the hash tag horses and bayonets was trending. it prompted more than 100,000 tweets per minute. overnighthorse and bayonets went to the top of google's top five searches. >>> halloween is just two weeks away. costume stores are busy right now. >> in the east bay, halloween is their christmas. garvi
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